Archive - Dec 27, 2013
Sports editor emeritus
PAWTUCKET â€“ When St. Raphael Academy decided to dedicate its Alumni Hall basketball court in memory of the late Dennis M. Lynch Jr., a revered Saints hoop coach back in the 1980s, the school and the Lynch family reached out to Wheeler School to provide the opposition.
CUMBERLAND â€” In the end, Woonsocket High took advantage of five turnovers in the final 3:37 while mustering an 11-0 flurry in the span of 2:43 to roll to a 63-51 triumph over Tolman in the championship game of the 41st annual Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland/Lincoln Roadshow Holiday Classic on Friday night.
It turned out to be the Villa Novansâ€™ team-leading eighth in the history of the oldest holiday tourney in Rhode Island. Had the Tigers eked it out, it wouldâ€™ve been their sixth, which would have pushed them into a three-place tie with host Cumberland and Lincoln.
PROVIDENCE â€” One of the two suspended freshmen is back on Providence Collegeâ€™s campus. Forward Rodney â€śRajayâ€ť Bullock was a full-fledged participant at Fridayâ€™s practice and will be part of the traveling party when the Friars head to Amherst to tango with nationally-ranked UMass on Saturday night.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The executive director of the Cumberland Housing Authority has been disciplined after employees complained of her heavy-handed management style, officials say.
CHA Director Lee Ann Lamothe was placed on probation for 90 days and ordered to obtain specialized training in employee relations, said Richard S. Hilton, chairman of the Cumberland Housing Authority.
Lamothe was also placed on paid leave for 10 days while the commissioners investigated the complaints, between Nov. 21 and Dec. 9, said Hilton.
Leona J. Faille
CUMBERLAND- Leona J. Faille, 96, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was the wife of the late Clifford Faille.
Born on September 4, 1917 in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Mastai and Rosina (Patenaude) Brule.
Mrs. Faille was a secretary for Corning Glass for several years before retiring.
SWANSEA- Olivette "Jean" Petrasky, 86, of Mohill Avenue passed away Sunday December 22, 2013 at her residence with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Bronislaw "Ben" Petrasky.
Born in Fall River, MA she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Dube) Lavallee. She lived in Swansea, MA for the past 9 months and formerly lived in South Attleboro, MA, for 38 years.